verb (used without object), cru·sad·ed, cru·sad·ing.
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Origin of crusade
OTHER WORDS FROM crusadecru·sad·er, nounnon·cru·sad·ing, adjectivepost-Cru·sade, adjectivepre-Cru·sade, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for crusade
Even though we cast ourselves as martyrs, we might be crusaders.The Death of Jesus and the Rise of the Christian Persecution Myth|Candida Moss|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a Christian landscape with so many diverse options, Pawlenty has eschewed the crusaders in favor of the consensus-builder.
The marathon-length address embraced by crusaders and cranks alike—and knew no partisan bounds.
He also warned that the “apostates” in countries like Saudi Arabia who cooperate with the “Crusaders” would be sent to hell.
They may take the moral high ground while telling others how to live, but they are not the crusaders that Spitzer was.
Acre was at this moment beset by those of the Crusaders who had arrived before Richard.A History of England|Charles Oman
As soon as the citizens heard of this design they sent an embassy to the Crusaders to deprecate it.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I|Henry Charles Lea
When the crusaders took Constantinople, the Venetians did not neglect to secure to themselves many advantages from that event.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
For those two hundred million dollars were a barrier, which a descendant of Crusaders and preux chevaliers could not overleap.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
The crusaders must have learned something from their mistakes; and military science was revived.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord